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Crisis in the Emergency Department: Removing Barriers to Timely and Appropriate Mental Health Care

The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) is dedicated to bringing together
physicians from all modes of practice to promote the art and science of quality medical care and to enhance the physical and mental health of our entire community. In continuous operation since 1868, SSVMS represents over 3,200 physicians and their patients in El Dorado, Sacramento and Yolo counties. Since 1960, SSVMS has 
convened an Emergency Care Committee (ECC) that includes the medical directors of the EDs from all 12 hospitals in the Sacramento region. The ECC meets bi-monthly and studies issues related to emergency care services and facilities, trauma, patient transport and triage, disaster preparedness and on-call issues within the region.